Media Mayhem.  Photo illustration by Darian Williams

Conflicts involving media worry the public

Due to increasingly accessible technology, the presence of media follows us wherever we take our digital footprint. With a never ending tap of information at our fingertips, every realm of modern society has transformed into one that is more easily informed, but also more easily manipulated due to distorted information. The Statistics Portal reports that as of 2019, there will […]

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The Aerie staff works on the yearbook. Photo by Anna Dittman

CNN writes factually incorrect article about Aerie Yearbook

On Thursday, March 22, CNN released an article regarding the sale of MSD’s Aerie Yearbook. This article was filled with false information and quotes taken out of context. The article, “Parkland survivors will take a painful, personal experience public with a yearbook available nationally,” is already incorrect based on the title itself. “And now they’ll turn a normally private chronicle […]

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A group of MSD drama students practice "Shine," written by Sawyer Garrity and Andrea Pena. Photo courtesy of Kali Clougherty

Student songwriters turn to music for healing with their song “Shine”

After the tragedy on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many students found their voice in speaking out politically for stricter laws in order to protect our schools. Junior Sawyer Garrity and sophomore Andrea Pena found their voice in a different way: through music. “We both felt so helpless,” Garrity said. “I remember texting her that Saturday that […]

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Senior Emma Gonzalez shows her Eagle pride as a student at MSD during fourth period on March 13. Photo by Delaney Tarr

MSD students are accused of being “crisis actors”

After the tragedy occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many students took matters into their own hands to promote legislative action to improve safety in schools. Many students participated in the growing Never Again movement, which advocates for putting an end to mass shootings through increased gun control, led by several MSD students, including seniors Emma Gonzalez and David […]

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Protesters gather at the Monroe Park campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Photo courtesy of anonymous protester and contributor

U.S. businesses retaliate against recent executive orders

President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban all refugees Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 has caused an uproar not only on social media and news outlets, but also from CEOs of big name corporations such as Apple, Starbucks and Facebook. In an effort to reduce terrorism and enforce national security, Trump signed an executive order that bans entry of immigrants from […]

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“#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens” Review

“#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens” Review

Parents, teachers, and teenagers alike received a reality check on Monday, Oct. 5, with the airing of “#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens,” a CNN special report on how social media is changing the way teens are growing up, hosted by Anderson Cooper. The two-year investigation followed 200 eighth graders at eight different schools in six states around the […]

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Democratic presidential hopefuls debate Oct. 13.

A great night for Democrats- it’s not debatable

It was a record breaking night for the Democratic party- 15.3 million people tuned into CNN to watch the first of the Democratic debates Tuesday Oct. 13, not counting the 980,000 who accessed online streams. 4.8 million of these people were between the ages of 25 and 54, the highest viewership ever for a Democratic debate in that age group. […]

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